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Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 3:00pm to Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes are fed every other week. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by April 24

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (adults) Put some beauty, color and nutrition into your meals, by adding native flowers to your salads, pastries and teas. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by April 26

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Enjoy a spectacular evening hike under the nearly full moon as you experience Burr Oak Woods at night. Visit stations along the way to learn how nocturnal animals use their unique adaptations to help them survive in the forest after dark. The nature center will be transformed into a night experience in a way you haven’t seen it before. Don't miss the live owl and opossum presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. with Lakeside Nature Center. Be sure to bring a flashlight and your sense of adventure! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Lost Valley Hatchery

Fun-filled day of activities for families. Fishing for those 15 and younger, archery, casting area, fish cleaning demonstration, craft area, and first fish photos. A gift bag will be provided while supplies last and lunch will be served. Door prizes every half-hour. Help will be available to those who need to brush up on fishing skills. Tackle, poles, and bait are provided or children may bring their own. Only those baits not held in water may be used. Two fish per child may be taken home: bring a bucket or cooler as no cleaning station is available. The visitor center will be open during the event. On-site registration day of the event.

Register by April 26

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+) Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by April 27

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (families) Do you want to contribute to science but not sure how? Join us for a new monthly series for 2018: Citizen Scientist Saturdays! We will start with iNaturalist. We will blend technology and the outdoors as we learn how to record encounters with wildlife, connect with experts in identification and help resource managers gather wildlife data. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov.

Register by April 27

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required beginning April 1 (adults) Fishing is a terrific pastime that can provide for some delicious meals. Learn all you need to know about fishing, cleaning and cooking fish in the two-part program. On May 1 we'll meet at the Discovery Center and learn all about fishing methods, regulations, knot tying, casting and make our own fishing lures. On May 15 we'll meet at a local lake to put our new knowledge to work. We'll fish, learn how to clean our catch and have a bank-side fish dinner.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what's for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 4

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:30am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The ruby-throated hummingbird is one of Missouri's most intriguing birds! Would you like to learn how to attract these summer visitors by providing food sources for them in your yard or garden? Join us as we learn about the native plants, sweet nectar and insects loved by this tiny creature, also known as nature's helicopter!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) Did you know Missouri is home to 13 unique species of lizards? You may even have one in your own backyard! Come learn some of the secrets of these often-hidden reptiles. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11) Hop, jump and leap in to explore the watery world of frogs, toads and salamanders! Discover how living in two worlds has some extra challenges and benefits for these amazing creatures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult) Eww! What’s that smell? Dinner! Come in and learn about one of Missouri’s most misunderstood wild animals, the turkey vulture. Using a keen sense of smell, these birds are well adapted to a job that many take for granted. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required ages 12-18) Hop, jump and leap in to explore the watery world of frogs, toads and salamanders! Discover how living in two worlds has some extra challenges and benefits for these amazing creatures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8) Hop, jump and leap in to explore the watery world of frogs, toads and salamanders! Discover how living in two worlds has some extra challenges and benefits for these amazing creatures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8) Hop, jump and leap in to explore the watery world of frogs, toads and salamanders! Discover how living in two worlds has some extra challenges and benefits for these amazing creatures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11) Hop, jump and leap in to explore the watery world of frogs, toads and salamanders! Discover how living in two worlds has some extra challenges and benefits for these amazing creatures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 8

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult) Eww! What’s that smell? Dinner! Come in and learn about one of Missouri's most misunderstood wild animals, the turkey vulture. Using a keen sense of smell, these birds are well adapted to a job that many take for granted. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by May 9

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

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